Compulsory superannuation achieved by unions in the 1980s has been the single most important factor mitigating wealth inequality in Australia in the past 15 years. The ACTU and the AI Group are strongly supporting the Super Cadets program that is being coordinated by the Conference of Major Super Funds (CMSF).

The objectives of Super Cadets are to:

  • Identify the next generation of super fund leaders that share the values of
    the not for profit sector; and
  • Continue to build the relationships between super funds and unions and
  • The cadetship includes 38 weeks working with an industry or public sector fund; 4 weeks off the job training and a 6 week placement with an employer or union. It is intended that cadets receive ongoing employment at the conclusion of the cadetship.

    We are looking to unions to:

  • Identify suitable candidates for Super Cadets – particularly workplace
    delegates that have an interest in superannuation.
  • Publicise the Super Cadets program through your communications, including
    newsletters and online communications.
  • Nominate your union to host a cadet during their placement. The objective of
    the placement is for the cadet to learn about the union, members and workplaces
    relevant to their fund.
  • Subject to interest from funds and suitable candidates, Super Cadets will be operating nationally. It is anticipated that the majority of Cadets will be based in Melbourne.

    Attached below is a job advertisement for Super Cadets.

    For more information please contact David Whiteley of the ACTU on 1300 368 656.